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their estimate of the cost to japan, to claim that the wealth loss was almost $1 trillion. that is clearly not realistic at all. the drop has been too much. one reason is that the market has been then. there is not that much confidence in it. in europe, there has also been a drop in the stock market, but the same story. the u.s. stock market has been pretty resilient. nothing -- nothing much has really happened. maybe it is unfortunate, but japan is simply not a big market for the united states. we do not export much to anybody anymore. in particular we do not export a lot to japan. we worry about japan, it is too soon about a big interruption to our electronic and automobiles supplies. i do not expect that to happen. i do not think that what goes on in japan will have a big effect on the u.s. economy. >> yes, sir. >> there's not much talk about the radioactive effect on human beings. the radio act cavity in the air and in the mark -- and in the ocean, should we monitor it -- the radioactivity in the air and in the ocean, should we monitor it? and also, over the years, there is a province
. >> was the interview sunday night. -- watch the interview sunday night. >> could it congressional hearing on japan's nuclear plant today -- gregory jaszco said japanese emergency workers at one plant could face lethal levels of radiation while of it -- while advising americans to evacuate a wider area. this is two hours. >> we have a true expert and we feel very blessed that you could be here until the chairman comes. we will do this by order of arrival, back and forth, democrat-republican. but i will give each member 10 minutes so that we can press on some of these issues without having to rush hour questions. we are here to give a briefing on the ongoing crisis at the nuclear plant in japan. we will have a second panel including mr. anthony -- oh, boy, senior vice president and scientists.ar vic i appreciate all of our people ticking time out of their busy schedules. i know you're on television, answering questions, really teaching wallace -- teaching all of us the lessons that we have to take away from what is happening. the devastation in japan is heartbreaking. our thoughts and prayers go out
and our attention. before i begin with my statement, i would like to recognize the people of japan and ask that we keep them in our thoughts and prayers as they we roof from the -- recover from the earthquake and tsunami. these unt fortunate events, however underscore our alliance and strong relationship with the japanese people. our military forces in japan are helping with search and recovery efforts. further, other civilian agencies like u.s.-aid and fema and the nuclear regulatory commission are assisting japan. in the wake of this unfortunate tragedy, we must continue to focus our military resources on this important region of the world. nearly 42% of all u.s. trade occurs with asian-pacific nations which makes this area critical to our national economic security. i applaud this administration for its greatly increased focus on the asia pacific region. to highlight this point, one the first major actions of the obama administration was the signing of the so-called guam international agreement by secretary of state hillary clinton hillary and then the foreign minister. however, despite
. immediately you get the question, you design against those, but look at japan. if you had an earthquake with a magnitude of nine, how does one answer that question? you could always have and 9.5 occur. is there a rational way of addressing that? >> my explanation is one i know you understand. we look that up faults around the u.s. and have that information's. look at the historical record, but that the maximum earthquake, and with everything we do, we add margins, but we also looked at the specific location in relation to the fault. we considered the kinds of soil and rock formations between the fault location and the site, and analysis to see the ground motion that would actually be seen at the site. and we design for an earthquake of a certain size. i am falling into the trap of saying of a certain size, of the ground motion of a certain magnitude. having said that, with all these other things, severe accident management guideline, the b five b procedures, we have procedures and equipment in place that says, even if we were wrong and the plant suffered this serious event, we have in f
perilous our dependence on petroleum is and the melting nuclear melting in japan shows how perilous our dependence on nuclear power is and they underscore our failure to have a broad based energy portfolio and our failure to have a rational look at our energy usage. mr. russo, - to set prices are determined by supply and demand globally, and several of you have said that sort of thing. let me ask i guess the first mr. newell, what is the scale and let's put it in perspective here of possible short term energy production. i mean, suppose there were a lot more leases for offshore drilling released in the last couple of years to hear the curious oppose or even a in the drilling on private land. what is the scale of the increase in production we might achieve compared to what opec can do by turning defaults up and down in the short term? >> welcome there is a considerable lag in the increased access resources and an expiration and the element and the ultimate protection of the resources so there's an important issue would return to the time scale which i think you mentioned in the short run
at noathat is furloughed for 21 days, if you live in japan or you live on the pacific coast or there are some tornadoes in the midwest, tough luck. we had to furlough those employees who would have warned you to evacuate the low-lying areas in the oregon-california coast and in hawaii but, no, they have targeted massive cuts at the noaa budget. $450 million. it's estimated that noaa would have, because of the time of year, 21 days of furloughs for all its employees. $110 million in cuts to the national weather service. a big cut to state disaster preparedness plans. so right now our emergency operation centers in oregon, in california, in hawaii are in full swing, and the reason that they are able to be in touch with people in scattered coastal communities, in relatively difficult areas is because of the federal assistance that we've given to them to set up these centers. and under the republicans' budget, we would cut $206 million from state emergency operation centers. now, where are the states going to get the money in this ba climate? i guess those places won't be tended to either. we won
, president obama spoke at the white house about the recent events in japan. he said that u.s. officials to not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the u.s.. the president visited the japanese embassy to sign a condolence book for the victims of last week's earthquake in tsunami. >> selling and making a statement later today. my main purpose is to state how -- we do everything we can to stand by and the spirit we feel a great urgency to provide assistance to those who have been displaced from their homes and you are suffering enormously at this moment. as i have said, i am confident that japan will rebuild. it has people who are strong, resilient, who are dedicated to their country, few are brilliant. as the vocal does this is, i'm confident that japan will emerge. >> it means a lot to all japanese. thank you very much. >> after visiting the japanese embassy in washington, president obama spoke more about the events in japan over the past week. he defended the u.s. government recommendation that u.s. citizens with live-in -- living within a 50 mile radius of the power plant shoul
that of japan and the united states. the former majority leader and ambassador mike mansfield used to teach that to all of us younger governors in the 1980's and 1990's, and we will stand with the people of japan until they recover from this disaster. there is a special relationship between the japanese and tennesseans because of the location of so many japanese industries in our state over the last 30 years, so as a result, tennessee have been reaching out to our friends and their families in japan. we should also commend the we should also commend the we should also commend the japanese for their coverage that they've shown in dealing with the death of a nation and particularly with their levelheaded response and damage of nuclear fears that fukushima daiichi.aiichi. in this age, went instante, w communication can sometimes create misinformation and even e hinic, the japanese leadership s in nuclear scientists are working with organizations around the world was eyeing to t the danger in keeping the rest of the world informed.gest earth this is the largest earthquake in japan's recorded hi
aspiration of the iranians for a long time. do you had the impression, barbara, how news of japan at that didn't one of the most seismically active countries in the world? >> a lot my iranian friends have been wary of the it bashir reactor opening. the german started in the 1970's, and you have chinese and russians, but if you plug it into the whole thing will blow up anyway. and now you have had japan. it is a very cautionary tale for the iranians. bashir has not opened. there were problems with the fuel rods, some say sabotage of the pumps. i think it will be awhile before the reactor starts up, if it ever does. if they do not have a functioning power plant, what did they mine all of the -- in range all the or uranium for? -- what did dave enrich all of the uranium for? it could be a factor in projecting that they might slow down. i do not think they will give up their determination on those who have a program and to say that they have a right to the program. that as a nationalistic issue. they will not go away. >> that is a lesson not just for iran but for the entire middle eas
point. you recently come back from a trip to japan. we're now here in washington talking as we tape this. you were there to cover another extraordinary story overseas. what i am trying to understand is, why did you make that trip? if you answer me, because it was a great story, that is done enough. -- a that is not enough. you have so many responsibilities that cut into a decision. it costs a lot to send you and a group of people overseas. why you do that? why did you make the trip to japan? >> i wish i could say that it was a science and theory. to go. it is not his that i covered the tsunami in indonesia or southeast asia, but i felt it was a story i had to experience tangibly. this incredible constellation of disasters -- at that moment, i felt there was a reason for the entire broadcast to be there. part of being an anchor is a decision, where are your best their anchoring? the anchor of a relay race. when is the best for you to take the whole broadcasting go overseas? it does change that balance. in the middle east, there were a host of correspondence who were there and who were fan
caused by the catastrophe there. it is something that japan with assistance from the world committee can achieve. it is important to recognize that we come into this challenge in the world economy in a much stronger position that we have been. you see much more confidence, i think testified here and around the world, and the resilience in the process of expansion we see under way. we want to sustain that. and they should be our focus and attention. >> i am concerned because we see toshiba and toyota stopping production. illus like we have a systemic shortage of power in japan that will cripple large publicly traded companies in being able to maintain production. >> again, there are a lot of things to be concerned about in the world. it is important that we watch this carefully. very hard to judge at this stage what will be the magnitude of the short-term cost of production output there. our focus will be on trying to help them make sure they can help meet the humanitarian challenge in the reconstruction challenge. i think it can be reasonably confident they will be able to do that. >> se
, be it in japan or china, what happens in afghanistan, pakistan, is certainly relevant to our own security here. i mentioned the banks before because i am very concerned about jobs in west chester county. i have worked hard to get fda loans so we can help businesses expand. in terms of international assistance, again, we export to japan. they export to us. we export to china. we are all interconnected. when there are asian flus, they are exported as well. i would be happy to talk to you further. host: we are trying to give you some news updates on the earthquake and tsunami as we talk here about these federal spending priorities. this is a sad story. as many as 300 bodies have been found in one city. the next telephone call as we talk about foreign spending with congresswoman nita lowey. this is a real personal story for her this morning. caller: i just want to say that i believe in giving foreign aid to people because people around the world need the help. a lot of the money goes to governments that keep it for themselves. as i was growing up as a kid, [unintelligible] i think they need to do a l
additional sanctions, the european union has additional sanctions, other countries like japan, korea, etc., have added on sanctions, to get some of our partners to follow sanctions that are not u.n. sanctions has been challenging. but we are at it every single day and we will keep it up. there will be more to report to you in the near future. >> thank you for that. i just hope that you can submit for the record how many are under review and what is the 180-day tolling period look like. >> thank you. >> good morning, madame. >> good morning. >> i want to talk with you about the national debt. in is a national issue an regards to national security. how does it affect our ability to affect events around the world? >> i think it is an incredibly important issue. i clearly agree that the united states must be strong at home in order to maintain our strength abroad. at the core of our strength is our economic strength. i am well aware, having sat for you and know sitting for eight years, the necessity to take action to begin to rein in our debt and, particularly, our indebtedness to foreign cou
to be looking very very closely at the events of japan before we have to apply whatever lessons that can be and will be learn. >> energy secretary stephen chu and nuclear revelatory chairman gregory. >> guest: were on capitol hill testifying and energy departments fiscal year 2012 budget and rear power safety issues following the earthquake and tsunami in japan. watch the complete hearing now on line at the c-span video library. search, watch, clip and share. it is washington your way. the head of the medicare payment advisory commission this week said his organization is trying to craft a new formula for medicare payments to doctors. since 1998th congress has passed legislation every year known as the doc fix overwriting schedule cuts in medicare payments to doctors. this ways and means subcommittee hearing is an hour and 40 minutes and is chaired by california congressman wally herger. they are on your screen. on medicare payment policies. during this congress, we must come together to address a fiscal crisis of monumental proportions. every program no matter how important to be sure s
to $80 billion japan which have the same response to the budgetary cut -- $80 billion. would you have the same response to the budgetary cuts? >> having been fortunate enough to work with elizabeth warren as she was the chair of the congressional oversight panel, i would certainly take her at her word that this would impact the ability to go forward. press one of the points of this hearing is that there are some legit -- >> one of the points of this hearing is that there are some legitimate questions if tarp was working. it is not clear what the consensus would be on this committee and if we want to be tougher on the too-big-to-fail policy or not. that is not part of it. but let's assume that we did have a view that was shared across the aisle, on both sides, where we did want to protect the taxpayer from a future bailout. what would do it -- what would be your recommendation for congress to do for protection against another bailout? >> step one is working within the tarbell that has already passed. that is to exert as much pressure as you can on the congressional oversight panel, on
. 2011] >> tomorrow government officials talk about the situation at japan's ailing nuclear power plant. live coverage from the senate energy committee at 10:00 eastern here on c-span. over on c-span3, a senate hearing on protecting the civil rights of muslim americans. tom perez is a witness. it also starts at 10:00 a.m. eastern. >> as protests continue in the middle east and is nato starts to take control of military operations in libya, find the latest on the administration officials and the reactions from world leaders from the c-span video library, all searchable on your computer anytime. watch what you want when you want. >> now the implications of what is happening in libya for the u.s. among the panelists, paul wolfowitz. he says the u.s. needs to engage the libyan opposition more. this took place before president obama's speech on libya. from the american enterprise institute, this is about 90 minutes. >> we have a sense at the moment of being in the middle of a great historical world when. we are being taken somewhere, and few of us are certain about where we are going to land
in washington state inaction agenda, a scientifically credible plan for restoration. japan's on getting state federal funding to make this thing work. i know the administration has a tremendous interest to the chesapeake bay, but the difference in funding between the chesapeake bay, not the chesapeake day, but the great lakes. and i wish they had a similar positive view on the chesapeake bay. we feel it with your friends here these are two extremely important bodies of water. and it's been obvious that the administration can't handle the money that has been given to the great lakes. i mean, it's just one out the door. so i just hope one, the u.n. says that the chesapeake, but they need inaction agenda. they need a scientifically credible plan in epa now is in charge of the recovery in the chesapeake bay and i hope you will take that seriously. a lot of the run if issues that are neglected by the state should be addressed in the know you're trying to do that. >> distinguished ranking member yield? spinnaker not suggesting to take away from the lakes? >> i just like to see the budget gives more
and japan's statistics, they are lower than ours. if any, these are optimistic figures. >> that is exactly right. japan as you probably all know has a birthrate not of 2.0, but more like 1.25. their population, i think, is about in 2005 has been declining even though people are living so much longer. their population is declining and they have essentially no net immigration, so we are still having at least essentially replacement birthrates and having net immigration so good point. our problem is significant, but it's actually worse eel where, so -- elsewhere, so if that's solace, that's real good news. again, if you look at the birthrate at 2.0, add in the net immigration, it makes the equivalent of 2.3. that means while the birthrate dropped from about 3 down to 2 with the help of immigration it's 2.3. it's not quite as bad as just looking at birth rates, but it's still very, very significant. now, the imp nations of all of this -- implications on all of this in social security and beyond social security currently, we can look at what has happened to the relationship between the number o
's a number of any plant players that just depend on to japan, korea russia, china are working together to do with the problem. the deep with more subtle mandate. certainly whether they are escorting convoys to the goal for wegener protecting our national shipping. these are some strategies they are employing. i noted when we were operating there is despite national mandates, despite a few different approaches to how to do with the problem, the crux of the issue is that wanted to do something about piracy. so what we found if everybody was working together to share information, to exchange bits of information that might prove useful to locating pirate action groups to try to do with the problem in the shared responsibility i found a very construct development while we were connecting our work over there. just wanted to put a little vignettes and kind of give you a sense of how we dealt with certain issues they are. and i know that we've got a bit of a strategic overlay any sense of the operational environment. or to put yourself into my position as the ship's captain and it's just the men's g
enemies or our competitors -- china, japan, and the tyrants in the middle east. there is no end in sight, and the president's own budget, he has got to in years of deficit. he will add more to the national debt in his four years than all presidents or him combine. what is washington doing? thank god for the tea party. i noticed -- [applause] thank god for paul ryan and the republican party and steve king and others. washington is not about leadership. washington is not about the people. washington is about money and reelection. had he figured it out? -- have you figured it out? i will tell you a story, the nation is hurting, and washington, d.c., is a boom town. how does that grab you? i tell you what they are addicted to. special interest money, all i want is access money, wall street money, to be to fail money. union money, the pac money, pac money back money, corporate money, a pharmaceutical money, all subsidy money, ethanol subsidy money, insurance money, tort reform money. the system is institutionally corrupt. where are the people? they're left that. i go to washington once every
will testify about u.s. military operations in the pacific, including japan. live coverage from the house armed services subcommittee on readiness starts at 2:00 p.m. eastern. now, discussion on u.s. public transportation policy. deputy transportation secretary discusses the obama administration's transportation budget priorities for next year. we'll also hear from an ohio congressman and an oregon congressman. the american public transportation association hosted this conference. >> good morning. you can do better than that. good morning. i think we are almost there. if you could take your seats, we would like to get this morning's opening session underway. good morning again, and welcome to washington d.c. i am so pleased that so many of you were able to come from all over the country to join us out are 36 -- at our 36 and legislative conference. this is a great turnout in the. i hope you got a chance to see kirk -- charlie cooke yesterday and give you some insights into the politics here in washington, and a little bit of a cogent look ahead to what we might expect. we just came from and all
. japan. turkey, a special and interesting possibility given its role in the region and its current involvement in afghanistan. perhaps saudi arabia and perhaps others. we are not prescriptive with respect to that. their role would be initially to work closely with the facilitator to help in fact cement ties and bring forward the kind of agreements that are absolutely necessary to see the inner afghan part of the process prosper. the their second role and it will evolve in our view over time to also consult together and negotiate to undertake hollen what with the international community and particularly the region will support what is that the afghans can agree, support what the afghans would like with result -- respect to their future status in the region and the world, is it neutrality or something else? also make commitments themselves on critical questions regarding the future of afghanistan. centrally continued economic assistance and wherever required in the future of the government, security and assistance to help against any of surgeons -- resurgence of al qaeda. as well as
in japan. members will hear from the head of our nuclear regulatory commission, 10:00 a.m. eastern. although later in the day, live on c-span3 8:45 eastern, congressional correspondents dinner. rand paul and anthony wiener of new york, and others. >> for more than a quarter decades, the libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant. muammar gaddafi. he is denied his people's freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorize innocent people around the world. >> follow what key leaders are saying about libya and how the process unfolded from the president and other administration officials, from the house and senate floor, and other leaders around the world, all on line at the c-span video library board search, watch, click, and share any time. >> in libya tuesday, the u.s. struck a missile storage facility near tripoli will forces loyal to muammar gaddafi the drove back rebels near his home town. in london, foreign ministers and representatives of more than 40 countries met to discuss how to deal with libya. after that meeting, british foreign secreta
know, as we've been watching what's unfolding in japan and in the middle east, we forget there's a very serious crisis with a country closer to us which is mexico fighting a life and death struggle for the future of that country with the very serious drug trafficking organizations. mexicans have lost their lives in that struggle, and we are involved with that as this country as an appetite for drugs that a fueling that war going on down in mexico. guns and money go south as well as the drugs coming north, so i think we sometimes forget really how important this subject is about securing our border. people have never quite explained to me in 20 years of what a secure border is. we have with us today a person to clear us all up on that. david aguilar is the depp tigs commission of u.s. border patrol, 31 years with the border patrol. he oversaw 2,000 agents. he's received awards for achievement, especially with desert tucson. i wanted you to start from 30,000 feet. what does a secure border look like? in this town, there's a lot of disagreement on that on what it looks like and entails. >>
of the earth posted discussion comparing japan's nuclear situation with what happened with the power plant at chernobyl. a few minutes after that, at 9:45 a.m. eastern, we will be live on c-span 3 when the national association of community health centers hears from dr. donald burr with -- donald berwick. >> live, saturday, possible gop presidential candidates, haley barbour, newt gingrich, rick santorum, michele kaine, at the conservative principles conference. on "road to the white house" on sunday, our interview with rick santorum. >> next, a discussion on public education with sacramento mayor kevin johnson and former washington, d.c. school chancel michelle rhe. after leaving the d.c. school system, michelle rhee founded "student's first." from the clinton school of public service from the university of arkansas, this is one hour and a half. >> in his 2011 state of the union address, president obama mentioned the words "educate and education" 14 times. it underscores the need for real, lasting reform in our education system. the president asked us to do what is necessary to give all ch
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